Well, as we've heard reported this morning, the subject of China's growing influence in the Indo-Pacific has hovered above Jacinda Ardern's discussions with her Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida in Tokyo.
The two countries are set to negotiate an agreement that would see them share more information on international security issues.
The New Zealand Prime Minister has spoken recently about China's "gravely concerning" draft security agreement with Solomon Islands.
Democracy Project international analyst Geoffrey Miller has been following the changing security map.
He spoke to Māni Dunlop.